Fastag, which was introduced by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway in the year 2017 has been made compulsory across the country. Vehicles that travel through the national highway are required to pay toll gate charges and with the use of Fastag, the charges get deducted from an online wallet automatically. If you are wondering how this process works, then keep on reading.
Single-trip and round-trip tolls are charged differently. A round trip is defined as going through a toll plaza twice in a given amount of time. If a single journey costs Rs.50 and you plan to pass through that same toll on your way back, you won't have to pay another Rs.50. Instead, you will pay half of the original fee, which will be 25. Hence, your entire round-trip will cost you Rs.75. When you do a round journey, this is what happens:
So, in conclusion, there will be a pre-determined charge for single and round travels, with charges varying from toll to toll. In this example, one round-journey costs Rs.50. When the passenger returns to the toll, Rs.25 will be subtracted from the entire roundtrip cost, bringing the total roundtrip cost to Rs.75.
The charges for a round trip vary by states. FASTag deducts the single trip cost for the first trip and deducts the difference between the first and second journeys when you pass through the toll again.
The money is deducted automatically from your account when you pass through a toll gate.
The minimum recharge amount in FASTag is Rs.100 while the maximum recharge amount is Rs.20,000.
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